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Would Arsenal be crazy to let Wojciech Szczesny leave this summer?

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is out of contract next summer. Why aren’t the Gunners doing everything in its power to keep him?

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is out of contract next summer. He has yet to be offered a deal to keep him at the Emirates Stadium past 2018. The Polish international enjoyed a successful two years away from the Premier League in Serie A, returning to England as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers. But with Juventus close to securing his signature, why ... Read More »

Gold Cup nations you may not know: Nicaragua

Nicaragua has an explosive history in the political sense. Unfortunately, not so much when it comes to international football.

This is the fourth and final piece in a series on Gold Cup nations you might not have known existed. If you missed the posts on Curacao, French Guiana, and Martinique, they can be found here, here, and here, respectively. Now, however, it’s Nicaragua’s turn. Read More »

You can’t blame Huddersfield Town for trying

Huddersfield Town have broken their club transfer record 3 times in the past fortnight. You can't accuse David Wagner's plucky Yorkshiremen of not trying.

In the past fortnight, newly promoted Huddersfield Town have broken their club-record transfer on three separate occasions. They are the bookies’ favourite to be relegated. Many supporters see the club as destined to be doomed. Still, you can’t say they aren’t trying. Read More »

Time and space: Football’s critical optical illusion

Despite playing on the largest surface, there may be less time and space available to a footballer than any other athlete competing in a team sport.

To the naked eye, an empty football pitch appears massive. It doesn’t look much smaller when occupied by 22 men battling for control over a single ball. Yet, there may be less time and space available to a footballer than any other athlete competing in an enclosed space in a team sport. The optical illusion that there is time and ... Read More »

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